TODAY -

The changing face of Manipuri Women
- Imphal Times Editorial :: August 30 2019 -



All women are strong, even stronger than their male counterpart when it comes to the struggle for survival.

In the Manipuri society every knows that women are the army which always march forward to protect the land, identity or for protection of the male folk as well as the children who are the future of tomorrow.

However, what is shocking is the series of report about domestic violence, murdered or abetted suicide of young married lady, rape etc.

In most of the incident it again was the women who came on the forefront to fight for their rights.

Seem like the women of todayís Manipur had changed as they now had come out of fear of being played as a doll by male folk.

A rare incident that happened yesterday showed that women now have become stronger and they are now not going to be easy prey of dirty minded male folk.

It was at the Nambul River bank on Paona Keithel side that women who was walking alone bashed up a man who had touched her taking advantage of the darkness.

Instead of shouting and beg for help she stopped him and assaulted him with her powerful punch followed by action star Bruce Lee kick.

Had there been no one around the man could have sustain serious injury as the lady seems to have cross her limit of anger.

The action of the lady will definitely teach a lesson to that man who seem to bullied or underestimated ladies of Manipuri society who came out from their home to earn for the fielding the stomach of her family.

There are thousands women who came out in market place to support their family out of necessities.

We have also heard many stories of these women being molested and harassed taking advantage of their weakness.

Not only that these women face the trouble at their way to earn money or while returning from the hard day work , they sometime face humiliating words from their family too.

But now women of the kind now are stronger and felt no pity for the male counterpart who disrespects them.

What is more relevant is that, today the state celebrates 88th Birth Anniversary of Haipou Zadonang.

The freedom fighter who wage war against the British Empire. If one recalled the history of his time , Haipou Zadonang was the leader who had encouraged Rani Gaidinlui to become a leader.

On the other hand, Manipur is still proud for MC Mary Kom who had shown the world that Manipuri women are undefeated.

Like Mary Kom, Sharita, Khumukcham Sanjita, etc. besides there are many Manipuri lady who are in the Indian army and state police at higher rank.

These prove that Manipuri lady have now comes out of the groove and shadow of oppression by male folk.

If this message can reach to all the other ladies of this region, who are either victims of the domestic violence or those facing trouble from gangster, the power of women to protect themselves will be automatically come to them.

Letís spread this news that women have the strength to fight for their protection so that no woman falls as a prey of rapists.



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